Facebook Scam Alert – The Girl Who Killed Herself Is Fake!


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<< SCAM ALERT – The Girl Who Killed Herself >>
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Facebook users should be on the lookout for a bogus video that claims to show a girl who killed herself after her dad posted on her Facebook wall. (Example Attached.) If you get drawn in by the bogus video you will end up being led to websites that trick you into installing bogus browser plugins. ( This scam uses a Premium Video Plugin bait.) -The plugin is malicious and will use your browser to compromise your facebook account, and caused it to repeatedly spam the people in your friends list. In the end you will not see a video but instead be asked to complete fake surveys or offers. This scam is not new, but it appears to have made a come back over the last few days. AVOID IT, STAY SAFE!

Example Scam
** Resources**

Suicide Packed (Scam Alert) – 12-20-2010
http://www.snopes.com/computer/internet/dadsaid.asp
Girl killed herself, after her dad posted this to her wall? No, a new spin on a Facebook scam
(Scam Alert) – 12-24-2010
http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2010/09/24/girl-killed-dad-posted-wall-spin-facebook-scam/

Facebook Profile Clean Up

**If you have fallen for the scam shown above, you need to remove any browser plugins you may have installed as a result of the scam and delete any wall messages you have posted as soon as possible. If you have seen your friends post the scam, take a little time to report the spam to Facebook.
How to recover from spamming browser plugins or apps:

**First: Start by checking what Facebook apps you have installed and remove any suspicious ones. Then check for and remove any suspicious browser plugins. You should also update your Anti-Virus Software and RUN A FULL SCAN with it to make sure you didn’t get any viruses on your computer from the spam.

How do I remove or delete an app from my account?
https://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=170585223002660#How-do-I-remove-or-delete-an-app-from-my-account?

Removing any possible bogus browser Plugins..


Uninstall extensions (Chrome)

http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=113907
Uninstalling add-ons (FireFox)
http://kb.mozillazine.org/Uninstalling_extensions
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**Second: You should change your Facebook Password just in case.

How do I reset my password?
https://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=213395615347144#How-do-I-reset-my-password?
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**Third: Finally you should Delete the wall messages and or report the messages as spam.

Here is how to remove a post from the wall:

How do I remove a Wall post or story?
https://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=203594616344678#How-do-I-remove-a-Wall-post-or-story?

The link below shows you how to Report Abuse On Facebook. It covers reporting a post as spam.

How to Report Abuse
https://www.facebook.com/help/reportlinks

~MBK

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